Summer is here, and the time is right, are YOU ready? We is, and have already DOVE in! Gardens are in and it’s time for PROJECTS! Can’t wait to show you all the crazy. Stay tooned and LOVE YO LIFE!Read more "I’m back, and it’s SUMMER"
This toy is so BOSS. The Vintage 1983 Fisher Price Adventure People Alpha Star Space Set with trailer is perhaps one of F.P.’s finest moments. More on this and OTHER incredible toys to inspire us deeper into the void of PHANTOMOTOI!! Keep that PLAY!Read more "ALPHA STAR SEARCH"
Phantomophigure production is rock steady! Painting the final parts is the home stretch around here before assembly begins … check it. I love an extra HAND Phantomophigure parts colored in the fade All layed-out for color Ready to add color to this cast-resin ‘Ladybird’ PhantomophigureRead more "Happy New Phigs"
Proper Ship? If there is one thing that burns me beans is when hard-earned bread is wasted on poor shipping tactics. Properly packaged goods that withstand the brutality of the modern shipping process are where it’s at. Nothing worse is when you anxiously receive an order only to find a broken mess inside a poorly […]Read more "Unbroken Arrival"
Whoosh! I have been putting all time to the grind trying to complete enough Phantomophigures to go around this Holiday Season. What takes so long ??? Well, these are not one-piece items, so there are many separate pieces to finish and paint. Also, as some of you already know, there are Phantomophigures that I make […]Read more "Before 2020 Drops DROP"
Mego Micronauts … Takara Microman … Bandai Beta Midgets. What do they all have in common at Phantomotoi? They’re all some of my personal favorite toys since the 1970s (well, Bandai’s ‘Beta Midget’ is much later … but they are still included in this article due to their unbelievable articulation and scarcity). Because all of […]Read more "Micro-Customs"
More great images of those ultra-rare ‘Beta Midgets’ from Japan. Capsule toys will just never be the same with all the 2.5mm, 3mm and 5mm ports at your full disposal. Imagine the possibilities … I do! As one can see, accessory ports are emblazoned all over each Beta Midget for an unprecedented array of accessory […]Read more "Beta Maximum"
Here are a few sweet shots of some of Bandai’s ‘Beta Midget’ capsule-toy figures. Enjoy! Thanks for bopping’ by … mucho more soon. – John PhantomoshopRead more "Beta Midget Types"
We visited the ‘pumpkin patch’ to see if we could locate the whereabouts of ‘The Great Pumpkin’. We picked out a few pie pumpkins as well as 3 for Jack-o-lantern carving and some beautiful tiny display squash. This is usually the ‘norm’ here in Wisconsin … to invest some time into escapist leisure activities that involve […]Read more "The Sunny Side of Fall"
So I found out the only way one could procure a ‘Beta Midget’ bible like the one I mentioned in the last ‘Bandai’ blog was to purchase this Beta Midget box kit (pictured upper left). I was fortunate enough to score one from a fellow collector and resident of Japan. I can’t seem to find […]Read more "More Bandai Beta Midgets"